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LO-04Br+AG+Federalism

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LO-04 Federalism Federalism: a compromise between confederate and unitary forms of government in which the central government and constituent government divide power. Powers specifically granted to Federal govt US Constitution, Article I, Sec 8: enumerates & thus limits power of natl govt Concerns of the Founding Fathers Despite limits on powers of central/federal govt, some Founding Fathers had concerns, e.g.: Jefferson and Calhoun: Madison, Hamilton, and Jay: Madison in Fed Paper #45 writes: “The powers delegated by the proposed constitution to the Federal govt are few and defined. Those that remain in the state govts are numerous and undefined.”
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To further alleviate concerns, last amendment (#10) to the Bill of Rights was added: “The powers not delegated to the US by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” But word “Expressly” was missing Over Time Powers of central govt expand by 3 principal means
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